Research suggests that bilingualism has a positive impact on the cognitive development of children, making them more conscious of language structure, grammar and comprehension.

Prairie South offers two types of second-language opportunities:

French Immersion programs are in place at Palliser Heights and Central Collegiate in Moose Jaw, and École Gravelbourg School in Gravelbourg. In immersion classes, French is spoken for the majority of the class time in all of the students’ subjects, thus students experience the language more intensely.

Core French, which is a locally developed course option, is offered in more than half of the division’s schools. French is taught as a subject, with the goal being to impart basic communication skills, language knowledge, and an appreciation of French culture in Canada and beyond.

Last Updated: July 22, 2016 at 3:38 pm